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    Social Programs and Budget Cuts

    Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax…

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    Sequestration Military Budget Cuts

    Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into…

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    2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff

    Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options:…

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    The Darwin Economy

    Robert Frank argues that Charles Darwin’s take on human competition is more accurate than Adam Smith’s and that by the end of the century Darwin would replace Smith in the West as the…